Day: April 21, 2021

Museums and Heritage

The Atlanta High Museum Has Received Gifts from Self-Taught Artists

Harvie and Charles Abney, a local art collector couple, have donated 47 paintings, sketches, and statues by traditional and self-taught Southern artists to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
The gift included 17 works from Nellie Mae Rowe, an African American artist, noted for her bright, colorful drawings and decorative designs.
According to a museum official, the Abneys’ Rowe drawings would complement the museum’s extensive collection of the artist’s work. Over 200 of Rowe’s sketches and mixed-media works are now owned. They will be inherited by the museum, which plans to mount an exhibition of the artist’s works…

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